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Geane Herrera leaves behind two young children.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight Geane Herrera, who also competed for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), was killed in a motorcycle crash last weekend in Tampa, Fla., after striking the back of a vehicle and being thrown “several hundred feet,” according to MMA Junkie.

Herrera, who was just 33 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Geane leaves behind a 16 year-old son, his 3-month pregnant girlfriend, mother, father, sisters, a brother and a family that loves him and will deeply miss him,” his family wrote on GoFundMe. “Geane was full of life, always trying to live life to the fullest, he was a dedicated athlete with big dreams of making a difference and leaving his print in this world. He was such a happy go lucky person that left a mark in everyone that came into his life.”

“Geane was an American mixed martial artist competing in the Flyweight division. He competed primarily for regional organizations in the Southeastern United States where he amassed an undefeated record of 8–0, before signing with the UFC in 2014 and then in 2019 joined the BKFC. He won a few fights lost some others but every time no matter what happened always had a positive outlook to life and his craft. He was a dedicated sportsman that unfortunately because of an injury was unable to keep fighting professionally.”

Herrera (10-3) was just 1-3 in four fights inside the Octagon, parting ways with the promotion following a unanimous decision loss to Ben Nguyen at UFC Melbourne back in late 2016. “La Pulga” would later link up with BKFC, stopping Abdiel Velazquez by way of technical knockout in summer 2021.

Author: Staff

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